Snacks for healthy weight loss

There isn't anyone I know who doesn't get hungry for a snack 'every now and then' between meals. But, we don't want to be tempted by junk foods in our cupboards. The only way to deal with junk food is to get rid of it. One rule to abide by is 'not to shop hungry'. … Continue reading Snacks for healthy weight loss

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Is hummus healthy?

Is hummus healthy? I think it depends upon what you add to it. For example, when I make my own red bell pepper hummus I don't add any olive oil or tahini. You have to read labels at the store very carefully when you buy processed hummus dip because they usually add oil. You can … Continue reading Is hummus healthy?

What are empty calories: A contributing factor to obesity

What are empty calories? See the photo? I think you probably have a good idea. But, it isn't plant-based whole food like fruits and vegetables. Empty calorie foods are highly processed usually containing lots of fat and sugar. Did you know low-fat snacks have added sugar because when the fat is taken out, it doesn't taste as … Continue reading What are empty calories: A contributing factor to obesity

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus

In your search for more snacks to eat, you might want to make yourself roasted red bell pepper hummus. If you haven't tried it before you might even be wondering what the heck hummus is. You might be missing out on something good! Try it, you might like it! At least, you might want to try it. … Continue reading Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus